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Michel Rocard

Michel Rocard

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Michel Rocard, former First Secretary of the French Socialist Party and a member of the European Parliament for 15 years, was Prime Minister of France from 1988 to 1991.

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  1. Iran in the Middle
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    Iran in the Middle

    Dec 10, 2014 Michel Rocard argues that a nuclear deal with Iran is made more likely by tectonic changes in the Middle East.

  2. Peace in an Age of Extremes
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    Peace in an Age of Extremes

    Aug 27, 2014 Michel Rocard examines the historical and religious factors fueling conflict in the greater Middle East.

  3. The Age of Violence
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    The Age of Violence

    May 28, 2014 Michel Rocard urges the global public to compel its leaders to overcome three obstacles to peace and prosperity.

  4. Taming Europe’s Banks
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    Taming Europe’s Banks

    Feb 25, 2014 Michel Rocard warns that the EU's failure to reform its banking sector has set the stage for another crisis.

  5. What's Ailing France?
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    What's Ailing France?

    Nov 26, 2013 Michel Rocard puts France's recent credit-rating downgrade in global context.

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    Will Crypto Survive?

    Kenneth Rogoff assesses the strategies regulators could adopt in the aftermath of the FTX debacle.
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    Done With Deglobalization?

    Michael Spence sees reason to hope that the scales may soon tip back from international confrontation to cooperation.
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    The Unbearable Uselessness of Crypto

    Andrés Velasco explains why FTX's collapse should sink a hyped-up lie bobbing on an ocean of libertarian technobabble.
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    Is Germany Sick Again?

    Hans-Werner Sinn pours cold water on the fantasy that European economies can weather gas shortages with minimal pain.
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    America's Silent Progressive Majority

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    Now that the American electorate appears to have rejected Republican extremism, many will argue that US President Joe Biden and the Democrats should tack right to capture centrist voters. But this would be a mistake, given where voters' preferences increasingly lie.

    considers what the midterm election results indicate about voters' real priorities.
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    Big Tech Gets Derailed

    Jonathan Levy traces the origins of the sector's recent turmoil to the nineteenth-century rise of the corporation.
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    Will the West Give in to Russia?

    From soaring inflation to a deepening energy crisis, the United States and Europe are facing no shortage of economic challenges, and Russia’s war against Ukraine – and the sanctions imposed in response to it – bears much of the blame. As Russia launches new rounds of missile attacks, we asked PS commentators what the West should be doing for Ukraine – and how likely it is to do it.

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    The Techno-Feudal Method to Musk’s Twitter Madness

    Yanis Varoufakis explains that the issue is neither vanity nor public service, but rather the need to acquire cloud capital.
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    The Case for Mandating Climate-Risk Disclosure

    Timothy Meyer, et al. defend the legal and economic justification for the US Securities and Exchange Commission's proposed new rule.

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